The level of acceptance of cloud computing today was not the same as years ago. If we go back in time a little, we will see that, at the time when the cloud spread across the planet, the medical and financial industries – traditionally known for not easily adhering to new technologies – were afraid to migrate their data to provider servers. Today, even its regulatory bodies encourage the use of the cloud.

These are just two industries that questioned the power of the cloud and later realized that it is the most viable option for getting more computing power at a lower cost. Many companies inserted in them have already started the migration, or are already planning the process. And like many industries, some departments within companies also resisted and doubted the capabilities of the cloud.

One of them is HR (Human Resources). Next, we'll show you how the cloud is revolutionizing this department and making it more effective. Check out:

Simplifying employee lifecycle management

HR is the department responsible for the well-being of the company's employees, from the onboarding phase (inclusion of the professional in the organization's culture), through the training phase, to the dismissal phase. That is, he is in charge of keeping the professional satisfied throughout his life cycle at the company. But this is not a very easy task, especially if performed using traditional and obsolete methods.

Many HR departments still manage the lifecycle of each professional through paper spreadsheets and old software, from 7 or 10 years ago. This ends up increasing the complexity of the numerous processes. With cloud computing, HR professionals are able to manage them more easily, through systems that gather all the information they need in one place and eliminate piles of paper spreadsheets.

Helping to understand the profile of each professional

Every day, the HR team faces a series of challenges. The main ones are to attract the desired professional profile, retain talent and keep the team properly motivated. And to circumvent them, she needs to understand the workforce. People management systems hosted in the cloud can help HR to have this understanding, by collecting highly relevant information in real time.

With these systems, the team can evaluate the behavior of each professional, identify peaks of high and low performance and measure their experience to detect points that can be improved in the business environment. Gathering all this information is practically impossible through manual methods. And even if HR tries, they will soon realize that the task does more harm than good.

Helping improve the experience for the entire team

Cloud computing also helps the HR department to make the professionals' experience in the company and retain them longer, due to its incredible sharing and collaboration power. By allowing staff to work away from the office, at home or anywhere in the world through systems and applications hosted in the cloud, the department ends up making them happier.

It can further increase employee satisfaction by allowing them to participate in video conferences rather than face-to-face meetings. By eliminating physical and space barriers through the cloud, the HR sector encourages collaboration in the work environment and makes the team much more engaged and productive, which will help to retain them and dramatically improve the company's bottom line.

And does your company's HR department already use the cloud? Share your experiences or questions with us in the comments field!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.